25 Days of Snacks – Day 3 – Reindeer


It doesn’t get much easier than this!  Chose a red M&M for Rudolph.


Graham crackers
Peanut butter (Sun Butter or cream cheese are peanut-free alternatives)
Mini pretzels
M&Ms (raisins or skittles are peanut-free alternatives)



1. Spread the peanut butter on a graham cracker square. If you have peanut allergies, use peanut-free alternatives.

2. Add two mini pretzels as the reindeer’s antlers.

3. Add two raisins for the reindeer’s eyes.

4. Place an M&M on the cracker for the reindeer’s nose.

5. Enjoy!

25 Days of Snacks – Day 21 – Snowman Potatoes

snowman potato

Recipe adapted from

What kid (or kid at heart) wouldn’t love to see this snowman on their holiday plate?  Use mashed potatoes for the body, bacon bits for the eyes and buttons, a slice of carrot for the nose, a piece of green onion for the scarf, and pretzel sticks for the arms.  The hat is from a toy!

Don’t want to put this on each plate?  Try placing it on top of a big bowl of mashed potatoes.  It will be the hit for your holiday party!

25 Days of Snacks – Day 17 – Cheesy Reindeer


Recipe adapted from Cute Food for Kids.

A two second, cute-as-can-be appetizer for Christmas… cheesy reindeer!

Use Laughing Cow spreadable cheese triangles with pretzel twist antlers, peppercorn eyes and olive noses. Note, do not use red M&M’s because M&M’s lose their candy coating on cheese. You can also use a small circle of red bell pepper for the nose and small pieces of black olives for the eyes.

25 Days of Snacks – Day 15 – Christmas Tree Snack

christmas tree snackThis snack is perfect for children to get involved in creating.  Once the apples and cheese have been cut, assembly is child proof.  Their involvement in the preparation may increase acceptance of more fruits.

What is needed for this creation?!

A slice of yellow cheese (preferable low fat)
5 -7 small pretzel sticks
8 green apple slices
8 craisins or raisins


  1. Cut the cheese into triangles to make a star
  2. Arrange apples to form tree
  3. Arrange pretzel sticks for trunk
  4. Decorate tree with craisins or raisins
  5. Place cheese star on top
  6. Enjoy!